La soffitta del tempo perduto...

....è là , nella mente e nel sogno, dove è possibile recuperare le speranze e le aspettative, dove volere è potere e tutto diviene possibile, dove la fantasia e la creatività non vengono strangolate dai ritmi di una vita frenetica ed il tempo scorre lentamente, dove la mente vola libera senza restrizioni, dove finalmente si è liberi di essere e ci si può rifugiare e prendere un respiro.

The attic of the lost there, in the mind and dreams, where is possible to recover the hopes and the expectations, where what you want is what you can and everything becomes possible, where fantasy and creativity are not strangled from the rhythms of a phrenetic life and time flows slowly, where the mind flyes free with no restrictions, where finally one is free of being and can refuge in and take a breath.

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

sabato 26 luglio 2014

Elizabethan inspirations.

Well, it was time. I have been studying Elizabethan embroidery for long and finally I had the feeling to do something real not only theory.
So decided to take a fragment from the panel owned by the Embroiderers'Guild UK and shown on Carey's book Elizabethan Stitches; my version has some motifs in different position respect to the original as I liked to add a personal touch.

Size is 15X15 cm and I still don't know what will be, maybe a little cushion surrounded by a gold period bobbin lace, or a sweetbag or a framed panel...who knows? 

It's made in Pipers silks, 4 strands for the detached buttonhole and AVAS Perlè for the trellis stitch; flower and fruits are in Gilt Silke Twist a bit padded to make them gently raised.
Gold scrolls are in plaited braid stitch (Carey's version)  using  n°4 gilt passing thread on silk core by Golden Threads.

Now back to stitch, I wish to have it all done soon !

8 commenti:

  1. How beautiful ! Really a work of art ! I can't wait to see your progress...

  2. This is beautiful, Francesca. The design fits into the shape very neatly, very naturally, without being formal or geometric. Whatever you chose to make from it when it is finished, it will be a treasure.

  3. Beautiful. Always love to see your work and thanks heaps for the link to the finger loop braiding tutorial. Going to sit down with a cuppa later and watch along with the link Janet sent. Always appreciate others assistance and the worldwide network of stitchers is just fantastic.Rae.